Meet the Incoming Commandant for RMCC & More…
16855 Brigadier General Sean Friday joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1989. Following Air Navigator wings training, early operational postings involved advanced tactical air mobility missions and air-to-air refuelling missions around the globe with 429 Transport Squadron and with 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron.
Brigadier General Friday has amassed 3500 hours flying missions around the world, including deployments during the Gulf War, famine relief operations in Ethiopia and Somalia, tactical mobility operations in three rotations to Operation Airbridge (Bosnia-Herzegovina), air-to-air refuelling in Operation Determination (Kuwait) and, most recently, as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan. In Canada, Brigadier General Friday has flown air-to-air refuelling operations protecting Canadian sovereign airspace, conducted air mobility operations from coast to coast and to the farthest reaches in the North, and led planning for Operation PODIUM (Vancouver 2010 Olympics) and Operation CADENCE (2010 G8 and G20 Summits). (con’t)
- The Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements.
Brigadier General Friday has commanded 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Theatre Support Element – Camp Mirage, and 8 Wing Trenton. Staff appointments have included an exchange to the United States Air Force Personnel Centre in San Antonio, Texas; National Defence Headquarters positions in Human Resources Information Management, Aerospace Requirements, and Air Force Development; and in a joint capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff – Strategy and Plans at Canada Command. Brigadier General Friday is currently appointed to the position of Director General Air Readiness within RCAF HQ.
Brigadier General Friday is a graduate of the Belgian Cours Supérieur d’État-Major, the Air Force’s Aerospace Systems Course and the National Security Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Royal Military College and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. He is an avid sports enthusiast, golfing and skiing whenever he can, running whenever he must and putting the puck in the net whenever providence smiles. He and his wife have two children.
Other Ex Cadet announcements:
15137 Major-General C.A. Lamarre will be appointed Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, in Ottawa, Ont.
14474 Lieutenant-General D.B. Millar will retire from service
14472 Brigadier-General K.D. McQuillan will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed Chief of Staff for Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) / Chief Military Engineer for the CAF, in Ottawa, Ont.
16271 Colonel J.P.H.H. Gosselin will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Chief of Staff Land Operations, in Ottawa, Ont
14240 Rear-Admiral P.T.E. Finn will retire from service
14245 Major-General R.D. Foster will retire from service
16888 Brigadier-General A.D. Meinzinger will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, in Ottawa, Ont.
16855 Brigadier-General S.G. Friday will be appointed Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ont.
12995 Major-General N.E. Matern will retire from service
15185 Rear-Admiral W.S. Truelove will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington) / Canadian Defence Attaché, in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
14890 Major-General D.G. Neasmith will retire from service
15863 Colonel M.A. Nixon will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Joint Task Force North, in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
16206 Colonel F.J. Chagnon will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Task Force Jerusalem
14650 Brigadier-General J.J.R.G. Hamel will retire from service
14429 Brigadier-General J.M. Fletcher will retire from service
16247 Brigadier-General N. Eldaoud will be appointed Chief of Staff for Military Personnel Command in Ottawa, Ont.
16816 Brigadier-General C.J. Turenne will be appointed Commander 5th Canadian Division, in Halifax, N.S.
17125 Colonel J.S.S.D. Fortin will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commanding General (U.S.) I Corps, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington, U.S.
16068 Brigadier-General T.N. Balfe will be appointed Chief of Staff (Readiness), at CJOC, in Ottawa, Ont.
17793 Commodore J.R. Auchterlonie will be appointed Director General Plans, Strategic Joint Staff, in Ottawa, Ont.
13909 Brigadier-General R.G. Mazzolin will be appointed Liaison Officer to the U.S. Cyber Command, in Fort Meade, Maryland, U.S.
15273 Colonel G.D. Corbould will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Director J5 U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, U.S.
Please let us know if we missed anyone.